Behavioral Health Research Data Analyst II - 123570 (2023)

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/14/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/23/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at Rady Children’s Hospital and remote.

UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

Since 1996, the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) has been contracted to provide the Data Management and Evaluation Systems / Performance Outcomes contract from County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services (BHS). The focus of this contract encompasses four (4) areas: 1) managing and revising of a data management and evaluation service program for Children, Youth & Families BHS; 2) overseeing outcomes and quality assurance efforts of BHS System of Care Programs and Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Programs; 3) providing consultation services on program and client outcomes and other related research services and providing system-wide reports for BHS children’s services; and 4) providing technical assistance at provider sites on data collection, data management, and data reporting.

As a part of MHSA, BHS is funding a number of other initiatives, including Full Service Partnership (FSP) programs, which provide services to children who may have serious mental illnesses. CASRC will oversee the outcomes and quality assurance efforts for the FSP programs, and work with the FSP programs that target children to assist with the selection and collection of outcomes measures.

The incumbent will work as a Behavioral Health (BH) Research Data Analyst for the Systems of Care Evaluation (SOCE) project in the Department of Psychiatry’s Child and Adolescent Services Research Center. The focus of service is on the continuous assessment of the quality of care being delivered by the 80+ participating community-based clinics that are part of the SOCE program, in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies.

Under general supervision, the BH Research Data Analyst will participate as a key member of a research and evaluation team on multiple projects by implementing and documenting data management, data cleaning, and analysis techniques. The BH Research Data Analyst is expected to utilize technical acumen in the planning, development, implementation and administration of data systems that acquire, store, and integrate complex data from a variety of sources (e.g., administrative and electronic health record data, extracts from the online data collection systems, and quantitative survey/assessment data). The BH Research Data Analyst will also make contributions to the development and preparation of research and evaluation related products including presentations, publications, proposals, and training materials. The BH Research Data Analyst will support the research and evaluation team and perform other related duties and responsibilities as needed.

  • Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.

  • Working knowledge of research function. Working knowledge of and direct experience with research and/or evaluation in fields of Public Health, Behavioral Health, Health Services Implementation, or related areas.

  • Working skills in statistical analysis, systems programming, database design and data security measures. Familiarity with statistical concepts and the ability to apply them in data analysis. Ability to work on moderate- to large-sized databases with multiple tables and end users using basic database design and programming techniques.

  • Working skills in analysis and consultation. Strong understanding of data wrangling techniques, with experience cleaning, transforming, and merging complex datasets and defining and computing new variables

  • Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing. Proven ability to present complex ideas to non-technical stakeholders.

  • Substantive applied experience in R or Python with a focus on data manipulation and analysis.

  • Deep understanding of Structured Query Language (SQL) and Transact-SQL (T-SQL).

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Data Visualization software such as Power BI or ShinyApps.

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of large behavioral health databases such as CCBH/Millenium, DCR, and/or ETO

  • Demonstrated experience in performing data validation and verification to ensure data consistency across different sources.

  • Proven ability to make contributions to research and evaluation projects such as preparing reports, presentations, and publications.

  • Proven ability to utilize methods to review data for accuracy and facilitate data cleaning activities. Ability to identify and resolve data discrepancies and inconsistencies.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of behavioral health services for children, youth, and families in San Diego County.

  • Proven ability to prepare written reports, including summarizing findings and presenting insights to stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience in community health model evaluation, research and application.

  • Demonstrated experience to consult with PIs to plan research designs and statistical methods for studies requiring complex statistical methods.

  • Detail-oriented mindset with a passion for ensuring data accuracy and quality control.

  • Master's level in public health, social work, statistics or related field.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • May occasionally be required to work non-standard hours.
  • Annual TB test, flu vaccination and background check required to be in accordance with Rady Children’s Hospital health requirements.

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Annual Full Pay Range: $53,600 - $111,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $25.67 - $53.45

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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